Sculptural Hollow Form

1972
Alma Eikerman (American, 1909–1995)


Object Place: Bloomington, Indiana

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 14 x 3.8 cm (5 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.159

Medium or Technique

Silver, 14 kt gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Sculptural hollow form silver bracelet with four gold accents, one signed ‘Alma.”


In the late 1960s and 1970s jewelry artists explored concepts related to the body and its adornment. This bracelet by Alma Eikerman consciously rejects dainty, feminine jewelry in favor of bold “body sculpture” that reflects Eikerman’s assertive approach to linking jewelry to “art.” Eikerman was an important figure in the post-World War II resurgence of metalsmithing, and her long teaching career had a profound impact on the field, as seen in the work of her students Marjorie Schick, Helen Shirk, and Mary Ann Scherr.

Signed

"alma" inside cuff

Provenance

Alma Eikerman; Daphne Farago by 1993 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.